Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 11 – Summer Funding Applications Due

Monday, February 25 – GSI Applications for 2019-20 Due


Current Graduate Handbook


Departmental Applications


Resources for GSIs


Current Fellowship and Funding Opportunities

  • IIS Pre-Dissertation Research Grant for Summer 2019: – Due 2/19/19
  • IIS Dissertation Fellowship: – Due 3/18/19
  • Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund – Dissertation Awards for Humanities: – Due 2/5/19
  • Institute of European Studies Grants (February 1 Deadline): – Due 2/1/19
  • Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Course Development Grant (through the Townsend Center): Application (Questions?
  • Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Professional Self-Development Grant (through the Townsend Center): Application (Questions?


Fellowships and other Funding Information – General

  • Graduate Division Fellowships Website: A compilation of information about various internal and external grants and fellowships.
  • GRAPES, UCLA’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Support Database: This searchable database is more user-friendly and comprehensive than UC Berkeley’s site. The majority of opportunities listed here are not specific to UCLA.
  • Scholarship Connection – This UC Berkeley office primarily serves undergraduates, but their searchable database includes many wonderful opportunities for graduate students.
  • Support for Student Parents: Information for student parents on grants, the childcare reimbursement program, etc.


Other Campus Resources

  • Graduate Forms and Applications: Online access to academic advancement applications, petitions, appeals, and forms required by the Graduate Division.
  • Mentoring Opportunities: Unique to Berkeley, the innovative SMART program (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) engages doctoral students in creating mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. This program is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral candidates and to foster research skills and paths to advanced studies for undergraduates. Graduate and undergraduate students involved in the program receive stipends for their research efforts.  Additionally, Comparative Literature has brought back the internal departmental mentoring program that connects CL undergrads and grads on a one-on-one basis; look for the next round of applications for Fall 2018.
  • Exchange Programs with Other Universities: Exchange programs available at the graduate level include UC system intercampus, Berkeley-Stanford, and the Exchange Scholar program.
  • Commencement: Link here to find out dates and times of all departmental ceremonies, as well as, information about the University-wide Fall and Spring Commencement Convocations. Information about the Comparative Literature graduation ceremony in Spring can be found on this website under “Events” starting in mid-fall and with regular updates throughout the year.


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